It’s the little things

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

it’s the mirrored reflection of flowers on my wet deck

it’s old, broken-in, comfy, warm slippers on a chilly morning

it’s hearing beautiful, life-affirming words from a brave co-worker

it’s my hardworking teen learning perseverance

it’s an unexpected gift card for gasoline

it’s the yellowing bean fields on the gently rolling hills

it’s sleeping next to the same, faithful and faith-filled man for 26 years

it’s the coffee mug with cherries on it that sparks memories of grandma’s house

it’s fresh potatoes from a friend’s garden

it’s a reliable car

it’s the privilege of praying for and with a dear friend

it’s knowing I’m loved even when I feel unloveable

it’s the laugh of a wonderfully made 17-year-old anticipating his birthday

it’s sharing life’s journeys with a courageous friend

it’s experiencing grace for the moment

it’s the “love you” text from my kid at 11:47 at night

it’s believing that everyday “is a new day with no mistakes in it yet”

it’s dear parents leaving a legacy of love and prayer

it’s the myriad of reminders that we’re not alone…

and there is a God…

and He does love us…

it’s grace in the little things and as well as the big

*I’m not going to lie, today’s post is an exercise in faith for me. So please, if you’re struggling and in a crappy place and you read this and just want to gag, know it’s not born from everything being perfect, but from needing to remember the little gifts that are truly present in our everyday lives.

May you be encouraged to look for the little things in your life today, friend.


2 Replies to “It’s the little things”

  1. Patty,
    I read your postings so often. It’s easy to see that you write from your heart. The good Lord has given you such a gift.


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